Trailer: Michel Gondry's 'The We and the I'
05:00 AM, Feb 11, 2013
Director Michel Gondry has helmed so many innovative projects from Eternal Sunshine to The Science of Sleep to Be Kind Rewind that we’ve come to expect the unexpected from him. Still, news of his latest project comes as a surprise, and it expands his repertoire a bit further.
There are no big names in The We and the I; rather, the cast is made up of first-time teen actors Gondry met through an after-school arts project in the Bronx. The story takes place on the last day of school, and virtually all of it takes place on a bus.
Here’s the trailer, which contains a little spicy language/content:
Despite the static setting, Gondry adds many personal touches to the flick, including smartphone videos, text messages and special visual effects. (I also couldn’t help but notice the split-second shot of a Daniel Clowes book. Gondry himself is a big comics fan/creator.)
The We and the I opens March 8.